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Another 85mm f1.4?

posted Jan 27, 2009, 10:48 PM by Jose Velasquez   [ updated Feb 26, 2009, 3:04 AM ]
Someone posted this at a Pentax forum. Apparently, Adorama is selling a Vivitar Series 1 85mm f1.4 lens. From the specs, it looks like it's a Polar/Samyang 85mm f1.4 re-badged as a Vivitar Series 1 lens. However, the words Macro aren't anywhere on the Samyang lens. Maybe it is a different lens...
Could Vivitar finally be bringing back the entire Series 1 lens line? Who knows, but that would be very interesting. Though it does beg the question of who will actually be making the lenses? Vivitar, Sakar, Samyang, or someone else?
In any case, I look forward to a new 17mm lens. That would be so cool. I've owned a 17-35 Sigma, and enjoyed using it, but found it too soft wide open. So I sold it. Who knows, maybe, just maybe, Vivitar, Sakar, or Samyang will bring out a sharp 17mm f2.8 lens (I believe Vivtar had a 17mm f3.5, so a 2.8 would be amazing).